I finally got around to making butter last week because we got snowed in on Monday and couldn't go to work. It turned out really well and it's super easy!
After we skimmed the cream we let it sit in the fridge for about a week. On Monday we pulled it out and let it sit on the counter till it came up to room temperature.
Next we put it in the mixer and beat it at medium-high speed.
After a while it will start to look curdled and separate.
Then all you have to do is scoop the butter into cheese cloth (or clean pantyhose) squeeze the excess buttermilk out and rinse with cool water. We used the buttermilk for pancakes the next day...yummy!
Press it into a mold or dish and store in the refrigerator.